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Discussion in 'Weapons' started by C.Evans, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. C.Evans

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    Though its not an original, its a GREAT repo of an MP-40 SMG. Normally I shy away from things like this but-even repos are going for mega-bucks these days. However, I got mine for what I consider a great deal. Jeff is working on getting photos of it here by days end.
     
  2. will382

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    Can't wait for pictures Carl! I really want an MP40, but they're just too expensive - did you get one of the high quality Japanese repros?
     
  3. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Pictures of Carl's latest purchase.

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    Nice! Always wanted one of those or a Sten when I was younger.
    I remember being in a supermarket in New Milton in Hampshire in the early '80s, and the manager's office had a replica MP40 hanging on the wall! I've often wondered if it actually did deter any light-fingered types?
     
  5. Martin Bull

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    That is a nice piece of kit ; finish and detail look good.:cool:
     
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    repro! really!,very good,jap one?
     
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    pics are posted, very nice Carl am sure we will see an overall display and of course it must be Ost front supplied some time in the near future .......... ~

    machs gut !

    Edit by Slipdigit: I merged the threads. Sorry for the confusion on my part.
     
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    Very Nice!!!
     
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    SEXY!!!!
     
  10. C.Evans

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    Thank all of you Gents for the nice compliments and Jeff for the hard work in getting them here. ;-)) I don;t know if this is one of those Japanese made modles or not? but, this IS the nicest one I have seen for sale in a long time ;-)) I got this VERY cheap too-IMO. Ive seen these listed up to $1,500 bucks depending on what site your on. However, I did find a dealer in one of the Gun News-rags-either the current Shotgun News-or another Gun rag whose publication name I forgot already. Anyway, I found a dealer that has some listed a little more than im paying for this one. The ones I saw for sale were listed at $269.00 and are listed as weighing in at at least 8 pounds. Mine is a 9 pounder ;-))

    If anyone is interested? Ill go back to the news rack where these paper were an will look though them to find the ad these are for sale in. If I had the available money to do so-i'd buy several more of these because I KNOW I could offload these at area gunshows-for easily twice the price.

    Also, they have Walther P-38s and P-08 Lugars for sale. I THINK they even had some Mark IV Stens as well. Anyway, these gun newspapers I saw those ads in are for sale at WalMart.

    As far as I can tell, I on't think mine has any acceptance markings on it (Waffennampt markings) Anyway, the Lugars were listed I think at about $165? and the Walthers were listed for about $70.00. Im thinking of getting a couple of Walthers. They are so close to looking like their original Cousins-that if you were just a few feet away, it would fool you into making you think they were authentic period pieces ;-))

    Ill see if I can tak with the dealer again tomorrow and see if she knows if its a piece out of Japan or not? I might have trouble reaching her because she is super busy running the site for her husband who will not be back in town for several day-on top of her also working a full time job ;-))

    One more thing I can say about this piece is that I NEEDED it ;-)) Now all I need to complete one part of the dsplay, is a set of Offz Boots, open claw belt, map case and breeches-or at least another $1,000 worth of stuff.

    Will, I almost forgot, if you want one? I know where you can get one for just $20 bucks more than I paid for this one. I don't know how much taxes will add to the total but, I can probably get you one for around $300.00 and some change. ;-)) Also, I dont know how much the shipping is for 8 pounds let alone 9 pounds-but, mine will also come in its own original box. The box is probably just a fitted carboard box hough.

    Gordon, if interested in one of these? please let me know? I can send you the same info as to Will and any of you here. Do they have tough import laws concerning even repos-over in the UK?

    Martin, many thanks ;-)) I'd love to have it photographed aongsie your nice collection ;-))

    Hi Ray, E, ill see if I can find out for sure if manufactured in japan or not? Also, my completed disply is still at least 1-2 years away-unless I come into some good money soon? ;-)) Definately it will be an Eastern Front set-up-and probably more like Summertime in Southern Russia. I don't know if you remember that HH PK press foto I have which is of a great shot that was taken inside a log-bunker-which was a medium-sized units-HQ Bunker. Anyway, that's the kind of display I intend on amking-someday ;-))

    Vint/TK-many thanks :-D

    Clint Eastwood (aka) Lt. Shaffer, Eat your heart out :-D
     
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    That is an excellent looking MP40 Carl, does it work?
     
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    hi carl,thanks for that,see thumbnail showing stampings,as you'll see markings here on yours if jap...I take it it's a blank firer too,ray..:)
     
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    Cheers Carl. Not entirely sure where our import laws stand on that one though.
     
  14. Martin Bull

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    I've actually lost track of the laws on this one ; AFAIK ( but certainly stand to be corrected ) it is illegal now to buy or sell a replica firearm in the UK (although not to actually own one :confused: ) whereas genuine, but deactivated firearms are ( for the time being :rolleyes: ) legal to own, buy and sell......
     
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    Carl did I read you right 1500 US for a repro on an MP 40 ? ............that is getting the wallet ripped, think I will save for the real thing. nah think 3500.US for an MG 42 might be more in line - the real deal, but your repro looks mighty fine that will add imensity to your display when completed.

    again congrats
     
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    Hi Robert, its a repo, but there are working parts in it such as the charging handle, the folding stock, removable 32 rd magazine and a few other things ;-0) I WISH it could fire ;-0) I do know a local guy that has one that can fire but soemthing is busted in it. He wants $25,000 for it.
     
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    Hi Ray, thanks for the pic. Sadly, this one isnt a blank-firing MP=-but, I plan on getting one of those too-sometime before they are listed at $25,000 ;-0
     
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    carl I posted pics of my mp40 repro today..ray..
     
  19. C.Evans

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    Hi mate, if you can find out? please let em know and Ill be more than glad to give you contact info. Apparently this place that has them, has quite a few of them ;-)) Im also going to try to make a deal with a nice dealer in England on maybe getting him a few for sale. He's going to be checking on the import laws when he can and will let me know.
     
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    Aye, that bites. I wonder why you guys can't sell repo items/ i mean, these particular ones-cannot be made to fire.
     

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